CM Storm Havoc Mouse and Control-RX Surface Review

CM Storm Havoc Mouse and Control-RX  Surface Review


The gaming arm of Cooler Master, CM Storm, have produced some excellent peripherals since their inception back in 2008. Whether it’s the excellent QuickFire keyboards, the Xornet which is still the best value for money mouse on the market, or their incredible range of cases, the quality of the main Cooler Master brand has continued to run through the DNA of CM Storm.

Today we’re going to take a look at their latest gaming mouse and surface, the Havoc and Control-RX respectively. Mice are our connection to the systems that dominate our daily lives. The gateway between man and machine. Because we use them so much there is a tendency to always want to upgrade, move on and get the latest and greatest.

The Havoc fits just below the Sentinel Advance II in the CM Storm range, combining a high quality sensor with some customisation options, but continues the trend of the high-end CM Storm offerings being strictly right-handed affairs. Has the Havoc got enough to stand up and be counted in an incredibly cut-throat marketplace, and more importantly is there enough mojo to have us reaching for our wallets?

Technical Specifications

Certainly the specifications of the Havoc tick all the boxes. The Avago sensors are found on nearly every high DPI mouse around, and the use of Omron switches means that it should outlast the technology within. But mice are better looked at than discussed, so let’s take a look at it shall we.

Part number SGM-4002-KLLN1
Available Color Black
Body Coating Material Rubber paint
Sensor Avago 9800 laser Sensor
DPI 8200
Programmable Button 8
Onboard Memory 128KB
Polling Rate 1000 Hz /1 ms
Velocity Up to 150 ips
Acceleration 30 g
Dimensions (WxHxD) 85 x 120 x 45 mm
3.3 x 4.6 x 1.7 inches
Weight 140 g / 0.3 lbs
  • Avago 9800 laser sensor with 100-8200 DPI
  • Highest grade Japanese Omron micro switches
  • Up to 5 million button clicks
  • 8 programmable buttons
  • Rubber side grip for stability and fast mouse swipes
  • Build in memory for easy plug and use     
  • Smooth super grip rubber coasting
  • 1.8 meter flexible and extremely durable mousecord
  • Up to 4 profiles setting


System Requirements
  • PC with USB port
  • Windows® 8 / 7 / Windows Vista® / Windows® XP
  • Internet connection (for driver installation)
  • At least 35MB of hard disk space